Fridays for Climate | Restoration of coastal settlements in Cuba

Fridays for Climate | Restoration of coastal settlements in Cuba

The EU GCCA+ project “Coastal Resilience” in Cuba is progressing in its work and results were specifically made known regarding the restoration of coastal settlements in Cuba’s Ciego de Avila province, one of the most affected in the country after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. 🌊

🌱In Punta Alegre, more than 20 hectares of mangroves have been restored since 2020. The rehabilitation of mangroves will allow the creation of a natural containment barrier that will dissipate marine energy in case of extreme weather events, will prevent coastal erosion, will reduce soil salinization and will ensure the protection of numerous animal species. 

Teresa López Seijas, coordinator of the project, noted the completion of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center in the municipality of Chambas. The first in the province from which 600925 people will benefits from this initiative.

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